Princeton heads to Newman Arena on Saturday to take on Cornell. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST. The Tigers beat the Big Red 76-59 on Feb. 1 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.
Cornell is in third place in the conference and just behind second place Princeton with a chance to catch up.
In a 65-40 beatdown of Columbia on Feb. 22, Denton Koon put up 23 points for the Tigers. While contributing 3 rebounds per game, he also scores 11 points per game. The Big Red were defeated by Pennsylvania 79-71 on Feb. 22 despite 22 points from Nolan Cressler. He is averaging 8.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. A key area of strength for Cornell is turnover percentage at 20.5 percent, which ranks second in their conference (and 193rd nationally).
StatSmack! Princeton is better than Cornell
Princeton has a better record at home than Cornell this season (7-4 vs. 4-7).
Princeton is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Princeton is 79.6 inches compared to 76.4 inches for Cornell.
Princeton has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (62.6 percent to 46.0 percent).
Princeton has come back to win after being down at half against Cornell three times since 1998.